Since 2015, I have worked as a scientist in a broad array of disciplines. From being a field chemist, to a land surveyor, contaminated sites sampler, and environmental remediation database manager, I have had the privilege to visit some of the most remote regions of Alaska. To the Southeast, I have traveled as far down as Metlakatla; while to the West, I’ve had the chance to set up camp in Attu for several weeks. Most recently during the 2019 summer, I got the chance to travel with APU to the Eastern Brooks Range, where we hiked, packrafted, and collected research data at various treeline sites.
Besides making atlas stones and spending time outdoors, I also have a strong passion for data visualizations. Taking information from a dataset and transforming it into a figure is one of my favorite past times. Working for the FAST Lab, I am able to hone my skills as a data technician and field scientist, making my time here an extremely rewarding and well-rounded experience. Whether it’s providing support to FAST Lab students, or working on externally-funded research projects, I am constantly exploring datasets, discussing ways to visually represent findings and statistical models, and creating maps and graphs.